Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

More than a quarter of all households on the Navajo Nation lack electricity. Now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has finalized a major loan package to connect more residents to the grid. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.



The Navajo Nation has tapped funds it received for COVID-19 relief to connect more than 700 households to the electrical grid. It’s part of a multi-year effort to reduce the approximately 15,000 homes without electricity on the reservation. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


More than 220 homes on the Navajo Nation were recently connected to the electrical grid for the first time. The tribe tapped federal COVID-19 relief funds for the project. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Arizona’s three largest electric utilities are asking customers to reduce power use as a heat wave cooking the West sends demand soaring.

Melissa Sevigny

A unique partnership is addressing a home heating crisis on the Navajo and Hopi Nations, by supplying hundreds of cords of firewood from forest restoration projects. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.